A New E-learning Model Based on Elastic Cloud Computing for Distance Education
Wei Zhang 1, Yanchun Zhu 2 *
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1 School of Information, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing 100081, CHINA
2 Business School, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, CHINA
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The development of information technology has a positive influence over distance education. For instance, it gives birth to E-learning, a novel and convenient mode of online learning. However, the existing E-learning platforms are often in need of heavy infrastructural investment. To solve the problem, this paper introduces the architecture of elastic cloud computing to E-learning, and proposes a new load balancing algorithm based on elastic cloud computing. Then, it establishes a five-layer elastic cloud-based E-learning model for distance education. The subsequent evaluation demonstrates that the model can effectively respond to the dynamic load imposed on by numerous users, and maximize the revenue of the E-learning platform.


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EURASIA J Math Sci Tech Ed, 2017 - Volume 13 Issue 12, pp. 8393-8403

Publication date: 25 Nov 2017

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